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Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

  • The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a Stockholm-based policy institute founded in 1991 that undertakes research, manages projects and carries out investigations on a wide range of water-related issues.
  • By implementing strategies and providing policy advice on water resources management and development, the Institute also supports decision-making processes, both at the national and international levels.

Sub-institutions of SIWI

  • The UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF) at SIWI works to improve water governance reform and implementation by providing water governance policy support and advice to government agencies and civil society organisations in developing countries.
  • The WGF also participates in global and regional water monitoring and assessment processes and coordinates the chapter on water governance in the UN World Water Development Report.
  • The Swedish Water House (SWH) is an initiative funded by the Swedish Ministry of Environment and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and directed by the SIWI organisation.
  • Serving as a network for Swedish stakeholders within different parts of the water sector, the SWH aims at focusing Swedish competence in water-related issues and connecting that competence to international processes.              Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

World Water Week in Stockholm

  • The SIWI arranges the World Water Week in Stockholm, an annual week-long conference for professionals from around the globe working in the field of water and development.

Prizes and Awards

  • The Stockholm Water Prize is administered by SIWI.
  • It is presented annually during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

  • In 2012, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilise global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SD Gs).
  • The SDSN aims to accelerate joint learning and help overcome the compartmentalisation of technical and policy work by promoting integrated approaches to the interconnected economic, social and environmental challenges confronting the world.                Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
  • The SDSN works closely with the UN agencies, multilateral financing institutions, private sectors and civil society.
  • The SDSN is located in Paris, France, and New York, USA. The SDSN releases World Happiness Report.

World Happiness Report, 2017

  • The World Happiness Report is a measure of happiness published annually by the United Nations SDSN.
  • The countries are assigned rank on all the main factors that support happiness: Caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance.

India’s Position in Report 2017

  • India is ranked 122nd behind Pakistan and Nepal in the global list of the happiest countries. India is ranked at 122 out of 155 countries, four notches below its previous rank of 118.
  • India is behind all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations, except Afghanistan that stood at 141.



Environment & Biodiversity

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